Pasta with creamy green sauce

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By Avs1

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 pints vegetable stock, (salt-free if for a baby under 1)

  • 300g full fat cream cheese

  • 115g frozen peas

  • 2 leeks

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 60g Parmesan, grates

Method

  1. Chop the leeks and sautee in butter until soft for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the frozen peas and stock and simmer for 7 minutes.
  3. Put into a blender, or use a blending stick, with the cream cheese and Parmesan and blend until smooth.
  4. Serve with your child's favourite pasta shapes.

Handy Hint

Use any combo of greens (eg spinach, green beans, broccoli) and dairy (eg ricotta, mascarpone, greek yoghurt) according to what you have. Any left-overs can be frozen in ice-cube trays, 2 cubes per ounce of pasta.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Gluten Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Main Course

  • Lunchbox

  • Pasta

  • cheese

  • peas

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  • AlwaysStandingOnLego 04/03/13 19:38

    This was good and healthy although the kids were very suspicious of the colour. I'd recommend adding some basil to sweeten the flavour so the leeks aren't too overpowering.

  • Itsnoteasybeing2 01/03/12 21:41

    Made this today, loved it! Used cheddar and half creme fraiche, half Philadelphia- delicious, thanks.

  • bebejones 10/02/10 10:25

    Brilliant! Did it with peas & spinich & added cheddar, worked brilliantly, although the colour foxed my 18month old a bit & we had to coax her into eating it. But still a sucess!

  • instantfamily 08/02/10 08:57

    great recipe. 2 out of 3 children asked for seconds! cheers.

  • preggersplayspop 07/02/10 20:48

    My first mumsnetter recipe and a great success. V easy to make and full of flavour. Am going to try it out with some other veggies/cheeses again (used the leeks/peas/philly combo for this one).

  • AskABusyPerson 06/02/10 21:06

    We loved this! My daughter (aged 7) tends to change her likes and dislikes each week, so I'm never quite sure what to give her! So this was perfect, I added onion to the veg (broccoli and courgette - one she really doesn't like) and peas and spinach after the blending bit, and she loved it, asking for seconds too! So easy to make, I'll shall do this instead of making a white sauce in future!!

  • LucyClarke 05/02/10 16:51

    So easy to make and very tasty, my kids loved it, I used creme fraiche instead of cream cheese and it was lovely! Thanks!

  • Avs1 05/02/10 10:32

    By tub of cream cheese, I mean a standard tub (250g) of full fat philly or supermarket alternative (none of this "light" rubbish, it goes horrible if you try to cook with it). You can make the stock with stock cubes, marigold powder or that posh fresh stuff you can get. You can find salt-free stock cubes in health food shops. To make 1/4 pint of stock from cubes or powder, read the instructions on the packet and add the right amount (eg 1/2 teaspoon, 1/2 cube) to boiling water. This is such an easy recipe, and will give you a real domestic goddess moment when you see your kids eating greens!

  • 04/02/10 18:58

    OK, I know this is really thick, but I just don't DO cooking... by cream cheese, do you mean Philadelphia, or Dairylea, or what?! and when you say a tub, is that small, large, medium.... and is the vegetable stock something you get from a cube, or powder.... see, told you I know nothing!

  • Twirl 06/05/09 00:50

    Great recipe which the whole family enjoyed. I have also made a spinach/pea/greek yoghurt combination and that was great too. Very quick and easy!

  • Avs1 17/01/08 21:52

    A really fast, easy recipe that everyone will like, including hard-to-please toddlers. And because it's a sneaky way to get them to eat greens, it's good for them too!